Welcome to the Conflict Management Division (CMD)

The Conflict Management Division supports research, teaching and practice in the areas of conflict, power, and negotiation. The Academy of Management is the leading professional association for management research and education in the United States with almost 17,000 members worldwide from universities and businesses.

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Current Items of Interest 

2013 CM Division Professional Development Workshops Call for Proposals

The Conflict Management Division is soliciting proposals for professional development workshops (PDWs) at the 2013 Academy of Management meetings in Orlando, Florida. Workshops are an opportunity to be innovative, explore cutting edge ideas, share expertise and best practice, and to engage in stimulating discussions. PDWs can take a variety of forms including roundtables, workshops, town hall meetings, and debates. They can revolve around substantive issues, focus on "state of the art" research or teaching, or on practice relating to conflict. Workshops should be interactive and interesting to CM members but also have some broad appeal to multiple divisions.

The theme for the conference is "Capitalism in Question". For a complete description of the conference theme go to http://annualmeeting.aomonline.org/2013/. Proposals reflecting this theme are particularly welcome, but you should not be limited by this theme. Workshops will be scheduled between 8:00AM and 8:00PM on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10. The submission website is located here.

Critical dates
6 November 2012                        Submission website opens
15 January, 2103 5 pm EST      Submission deadline for submission

If you have any questions, or wish to discuss your ideas before submitting, please feel free to contact Mara Olekalns, PDW Chair, mara.olekalns@gmail.com, before December 7th, 2012. We encourage early submissions.

Call for Papers, Symposium and Reviewers, Conflict Management Division, Academy of Management

Please submit your paper or symposium to the Conflict Management Division. The submission web site is now open: here.The submission deadline for papers and symposia is January 15, 2013, 5pm Eastern Standard Time (New York Time).

Additionally, information regarding the submission process can be found at the Annual Meeting Website here and here.

You are invited to sign up and review for the 73rd Annual Meeting August 9-12, 2013 2013 in Orlando, Florida. Volunteering as a reviewer for our division helps to ensure the quality of our program and for you to receive constructive feedback on your own submissions as well. The review period is from January 13, 2013 through February 21, 2013.

To sign up, please visit http://review.aomonline.org/. Reviewers are advised to carefully review the reviewer guidelines and procedures on the 2013 Annual Meeting website. Please let me know if you have any questions CMD@business.colostate.edu Thank you in advance

Michael Gross 2013 Program Chair,
Conflict Management Division, Academy of Management

Session #11227:  Conflict Management Division Doctoral Consortium


"Fast forward:

Research Strategies to Accelerate Tenure and Foster a Successful Career"


What is it?


At the consortium doctoral students will learn how to turn their dissertations into five-year research programs. The goal is to develop an area of expertise and recognition that makes a contribution to the field and sets the stage for making tenure.  To achieve this goal, doctoral students will listen to presentations by leading scholars in CM, and then meet with these scholars and other students in small groups to discuss how to choose and advance students' research programs.  Scholars present include: Wendi Adair, Kurt Dirks, Martin Euwema, Michael Gross, Keith Murnigham, Mara Olekalns, Randall Peterson, Madan Pillutia, Linda Putnam,Quinetta Roberson, and Bennett Tepper.


When is it?


The consortium is Saturday, August 4th from 9am-5pm at the Boston Park Plaza, White Hill Room.  We begin with presentations from scholars who will recount how they began their research programs and give advice to you.  At 2pm we will break out into small group session consulting for research program development.  Later in the afternoon, a panel of editors of major journals will lend their perspective.  We will finish the consortium with a full group discussion and wrap-up.  


Who Should Apply?


Any doctoral student who is a member of CM, or who is specializing in topics within the domain statement of CM can apply.  You must not have attended a CM doctoral consortium before.  Note that you do not have to have proposed your dissertation yet.  You only have to have chosen your specialization within the domain statement of CM.  


How to Apply?


Pre-registration is required by June 30th, 2012.  Contact the CM Doctoral Consortium organizer, Michael Gross (CMD@business.colostate.edu ), expressing your interest.  Also, you will need to have a faculty member send a nomination (via email) on your behalf. 


There is no fee. 

News from your CMD Web Manager: Ralph Hanke, Bowling Green State University

We have created links for Education Resources and for Teaching Resources in response to feedback from our division’s five year review where you called for more information on teaching (e.g., course syllabi) to be made available on our web site.


Please feel free to email comments, questions, and suggestions to the CMD Website Manager, Ralph Hanke at ralphh@bgsu.edu or the CMD Webmaster, Jackie Carson at jcarso2@bgsu.edu.

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